There are 4 ways to get from Holyhead to Caernarfon by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd)
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) 5C / ...

$14 - $34

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) X4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) 5C / ...

$8 - $12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Holyhead to Caernarfon 28.8 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Caernarfon 28.8 miles

$6 - $9

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Caernarfon is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Caernarfon is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 31 min.

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The distance between Holyhead and Caernarfon is 19 miles. The road distance is 28.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to get from Holyhead to Caernarfon, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Holyhead station to Caernarfon station. However, there are services departing from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) and arriving at Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) via Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 54 min.

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What companies run services between Holyhead, Wales and Caernarfon, Wales?

You can take a bus from Holyhead to Caernarfon via Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) in around 1 h 54 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $29
Bus operators
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) to Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Efco
Phone
01407 721111
Email
Mail@EifionsCoaches.co.uk
Website
eifionscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
eifionscoaches.co.uk
Clynnog & Trefor Motor C
Phone
+44(0)1286 660208
Email
info@clynnogandtrefor.com
Website
clynnogandtrefor.com
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
clynnogandtrefor.com
Gwynfor Coaches
Phone
01248 722 694
Email
mail@gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Website
gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
gwynforcoaches.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Holyhead to Caernarfon
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Dazzlers Minibus & Taxi Of Holyhead
Phone
+44 1407 760230
Website
dazzlerstaxiandminibus.co.uk
Cybi Cabs
Phone
+44 1407 761010

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